Monday, July 27, 2015


Published on Jul 27, 2015
Hosted by: Lou Lombardi aka "Loudini" and Kevin O'Connor
Title: Episode 41 The Greatest Music Moments Discussed!
Time: 07/25/2015 07:00 PM EDT
Episode Notes: Movies and Music... the two great tastes that taste great together! 

Kevin and Lou discuss and play some the music that made some of the most iconic movies ICONIC! 

Birthday shout outs to Thurston Moore, Matt LeBlanc, and Estelle Gettty and 
...featured music by SATE, Billy Grima, Joe Deninzon and We Came From Space !
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SATE has her feet firmly planted in the 21st century, but the passing of the torch is fully evident on this primordial scream of a debut record that balances huge riffs with swaggering vocals, like a lost collaboration between Tina Turner and Jimi Hendrix. SATE is out to satisfy earholes.

Armed with ferocious soulful wails, relentless guitars and greasy grooves, the SATE experience is fueled by one lyric - "Don't let them demons pull the trigger, don't let them kick you down"...because, onstage SATE fights until everyone is connected in sweat and sated.

"SATE is an in-your-face, full-throttle blues-rock band with a sound that will amp you up and get you grooving." - Tom Matthew [Two Ton Music]

Billy Grima is a singer/ songwriter living in the Caledon Hills of Ontario, Canada. Born in Blacktown, NSW Australia, Billy started writing at a very young age and was singing in a church choir by the age of 8 years old. At 15, Billy moved to Canada and settled in Toronto. Like classic singer/songwriters, Billy Joel, Jim Croce, James Taylor and Bob Dylan, life's daily realities and everyday events are a source of Billy's inspiration. His smooth and soulful sound has earned him comparisons to contemporaries Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, Jack Johnson and even Bruno Mars.

Deninzon was born in St. Petersburg, Russia but grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and studied classical and jazz violin at Indiana University. Before relocating to the New York City area in 1998, he recorded a jazz fusion cd Electric/Blue, playing primarily on a 6-string Jensen electric violin.[1] While freelancing in the New York City area, Deninzon was also studying at the Manhattan School of Music and teaching at the New School. It was while at The New School that he met and began collaborating with guitaristAlex Skolnick who was studying jazz guitar there at the time. Their band eventually became known as Stratospheerius, and they toured, recorded and released the The Adventures of Stratospheerius album in 2001-2002.

The band consisted of Deninzon on violin, Skolnick on guitar, Rufus Philpot on bass, Scott Chasolen on keyboards, Grisha Alexiev on drums with DJ Big Wiz on the turntables.[3] The 12-track album consisted mostly of originals written by Deninzon as well as covers by Vince GuaraldiStevie Wonder, and Wayne Shorter.[4] The band’s live shows became known for their extended jams, musical improvisation and their violin/guitar interplay, often invoking comparisons to bands like Dave Matthews Bandand Bela Fleck.

We Came From Space creates prog-heavy pop with enough edge to keep things visceral, and enough intelligent composition and virtuosic playing to keep things musically exciting.

How to be Human
We Came From Space
We Came From Space Music
12 tracks 50:57

Accessible prog with a sense of humor. Any group called We Came From Space is either having fun or is in serious need of a reality check – thankfully, these are four very talented guys having lots of fun and making some pretty good music at the same time.

At first blush, "Solar Powered Sun," with its cosmic imagery, mellotron sounds, and words like entropy, had me thinking Moody Blues – but with less pretentiousness. The boys in the band get down to earth pretty quickly, despite their otherworldly name, with songs that cover everything from debt ("Cat Caught Rat") to post break-up satisfaction ("Wish This on You") to some genuinely thoughtful stuff about life ("Waterline / Change Within").

Musically, Bill Hubauer (Vocals, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Mandolin), Dave Buzard (Vocals, Electric Guitars, Improvised Percussion), Bret Talbert (Vocals, Drums), and Mike Kurtz (Vocals, Bass) create stunning prog-heavy pop with enough edge to keep things visceral and enough intelligent composition and virtuosic playing to keep things musically exciting. Unlike a lot of prog, the songs are less than epic in scope and have good hooks to hang onto. There are fine moments from every player, although Hubauer (who has recently toured as the 'everything' guy in Neal Morse's band) and Buzard stand out with several masterful keyboard and guitar moments.

We Came From Space is a refreshing musical unit that combines the commercial viability of Kansas with a classic rock approach that includes hints of Crosby, Stills, and Nash harmony ("Waterline / Change Within") and even occasional subtle Beatles references. The sound of needle-on-vinyl at the start of the caustic "Pretty's All You've Got," and especially the sound of a tone-arm lifting off a turntable and going back to its dock reinforces the homage to the classic rock era (and warmed the cockles of my rock & roll heart) – 'side 1' and 'side 2' are even indicated on the package art.

How to Be Human rocks for sure, but in an intelligent Steely Dan kind of way – as if Becker and Fagan tried to do a Yes tribute album. Although some of the lead vocal work is a little too 'clean' to be interesting, this would be the only area where improvement could be made – the harmonies are wonderful, though, and help set this apart from other groups in a similar wheelhouse.

Hubauer, Buzard, Talbert, and Kurtz have the talent, creativity, and sense of humor to back up their impressive musical chops with interesting and intense proggy rock and roll. Or rocky prog-pop. Or whatever-- they came from space, after all

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Interview with Anne Leighton of Leighton Media * Music Services * Motivation

Hosted by: Lou Lombardi aka "Loudini"
Title: Interview with Anne Leighton of Leighton Media * Music Services * Motivatio
Time: 07/25/2015 01:00 PM EDT
Episode Notes: It's not what you know, but who you know. And if you don't know  'em, go out and meet 'em?? Anne Leighton believes that artists can work within their own means by creating their own career opportunities. And she has done that for herself via her love of mass media, as a writer, publicist and a music services person. Her roster includes Joe Deninzon/Stratospheerius, Phoebe Legere, Fly Paper, Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull/Martin Barre, The Grand Slambovians, Alex Boye/the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Artify Norwood, Troubadours of the World, Inc., Blackmore's Night, Grand Funk Railroad, Jann Klose, Gentle Giant, Orleans, KKB (with Bruce Kulick), and Shun Ng and Magic Dick.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Interview with Michael Goltz

Hosted by: Lou Lombardi aka Loudini
Title: Interview with Music Photographer Michael GoltzTime: 07/25/2015 11:30 AM EDT
Episode Notes: My goal in photography is quite simple: to give my clients timeless, professional quality images that are creative, original and will become a treasured part of your family for years to come. You can be assured throughout the entire process of working with me that you will be treated not as a client, but rather as a treasured friend and that I will give the same attention to your photography as I would a lifelong friend. You can also be assured my pricing will always remain fair and the delivery of your finished photographs will be done in a timely manner.

I am available for the following types of family oriented photography, Monday through Saturday: portraits, senior portraits, children and infants, maternity, weddings, special events including baptisms and ordinations, parties and pets. For Weddings, Parties and Special Events I am also available on Sunday. I am equally comfortable working in studio and outdoors (weather permitting) and will gladly travel to your location to work with you.

First and foremost I am an artist. I have several mediums to use for creative outlet including photography, wood turning and painting. I enjoy photography because it allows me capture special moments in time and also tell creative and unique stories about the subject that I am photographing. It is my hope that your photographs will become a treasured part of your family for years to come. Due to the fact that I am an artist you can expect my work to be original, unique and creative but at the same time being photographically sound. When working with me, you can expect to get the same level of care and treatment that I would extent to a lifelong friend. It is my goal to always have your work delivered to you in a timely manner. I am always open to new creative ideas in posing, setting and props.

I have very reasonable rates.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Interview with Vivek J. Tiwary


Vivek J. Tiwary is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, and the founder of multi-platform arts and entertainment company Tiwary Entertainment Group.

Vivek’s graphic novel The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, based on the untold life story of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, received worldwide critical acclaim and won a number of prestigious literary awards including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Reality-Based Work and two Harvey Awards including Best Original Graphic Novel. It is a Lambda Literary Finalist for Best LGBT Graphic Novel, an American Library Association Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives Permanent Collection. The Fifth Beatle is now being adapted into a feature film that has secured unprecedented access to Beatles music. Vivek is writing its screenplay and will serve as a producer.

On Broadway, Vivek’s productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards over 44 Tony nominations—every single one of his shows has been decorated. They include such groundbreaking work as Green Day’s “American Idiot,” “A Raisin In The Sun,” and Mel Brooks’ “The Producers”. Vivek is currently working with Alanis Morissette and Pulitzer and Tony Award-winner Tom Kitt to adapt Morissette’s breakthrough album “Jagged Little Pill” for Broadway.

Vivek also serves on the Board of Directors for Valiant Entertainment, a multi-platform company that boasts the third largest universe of comic book characters and has secured a 5-film deal with Sony Pictures.

Prior to founding TEG and online music education/empowerment company StarPolish, Vivek held a number of major label music-industry positions and has worked with artists covering the entire musical spectrum from Bruce Springsteen to Britney Spears.

Among many charitable pursuits, Vivek is the Co-Founder of Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that uses music and entertainment to complement the healing process.

Vivek is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of both the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences, and a cum laude graduate of the Collegiate School in New York City. He also holds a filmmaking certificate from The New York Film Academy and is an acting student of Susan Batson/Black Nexxus Acting Studio.

He lives in New York with his inspiring wife Tracy, their delightful children Kavi and Nandini, and a feisty papillon named Sukhi.

Vivek is represented by Lawrence Mattis and David Alpert at Circle of Confusion.


Tiwary Entertainment Group ( is a multi-faceted arts and entertainment venture founded by Vivek J. Tiwary involved in production, financing, consultation, and investment. TEG’s Broadway productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards from 44 Tony nominations. They include Green Day’s “American Idiot,” the groundbreaking adaptation of the superstar rock band’s multi-platinum album; “The Addams Family” starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth; Mel Brooks’ “The Producers,” which set box office records and won a record 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical; “A Raisin In The Sun” starring Sean Combs, which marked a historic Tony win for Phylicia Rashad as the first African-American to win Best Actress; the Stephen Sondheim revival “A Little Night Music,” starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury; and Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein.” TEG is currently working with Alanis Morissette and Pulitzer and Tony Award-winner Tom Kitt to adapt Morissette’s breakthrough album “Jagged Little Pill” for Broadway. In film, TEG’s forthcoming productions include “The Fifth Beatle” ( a feature film adaptation of Vivek J. Tiwary’s #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel based on the life of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. The film has secured unprecedented access to Beatles’ music, and Tiwary is writing its screenplay and serving as a producer. In television, TEG sold a sitcom pilot “Punk Rock Dad” to CBS based on the bestselling memoir/parenting manual by Pennywise lead singer Jim Lindberg, and is further developing a number of series including “Ascension” a historical fiction / thriller juxtaposing the history of astronomy with mankind’s future in the stars, and “Fractured” a one-hour drama described as “Lost” meets “The Da Vinci Code.” TEG is a strategic investor in Valiant Entertainment a multi-platform company that boasts the third largest universe of comic book characters and has secured a 5-film deal with Sony Pictures. TEG is also an owner of Axial Entertainment, a television production company whose show “How To Look Good Naked” (hosted by Carson Kressley of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”) received Lifetime TV’s highest ratings of all time. Other Axial shows include the Style Network’s “How Do I Look?” Joining the founders/creators of Blue Man Group, TEG helped found Counts Media, a company that develops Immersive Entertainment Experiences such as “The Ride New York”. Finally, TEG is a part owner of The Box, a high-profile New York City celebrity nightclub and venue.

Sunday, July 12, 2015


Hosted by: Lou Lombardi aka "Loudini"
Title: Interview with Carla BiancoTime: 07/12/2015 12:00 PM EDT
Episode Notes: Carla first performed when she was just 4 years old at a party where guests filled a Styrofoam cup with money upon hearing her sing. From this early beginning, music has always been her passion. Seeing a piano in a Tom and Jerry cartoon, Carla felt a calling to play the instrument and began writing songs at the age of 10.

Carla first performed when she was just 4 years old at a party where guests filled a Styrofoam cup with money upon hearing her sing. From this early beginning, music has always been her passion. Seeing a piano in a Tom and Jerry cartoon, Carla felt a calling to play the instrument and began writing songs at the age of 10.

While attending New York University, Carla landed a publishing deal with Jellybean Benitez of Jellybean Productions, Madonna’s producer. Her first single, “‘Not This Time”, was released on Atlantic Records. During that time, Carla had the good fortune of writing with many of the best such as Narada Michael Walden, Judd Friedman, Reggie Lucas, and more. As a recording artist, she had a single’s deal with RCA Records, a demo deal with MCA records, and a 6-album deal with the soon-to-be defunct Savage Records. Carla relocated to Los Angeles and landed the role of Maureen in the Tony award-winning musical “Rent” in the West Coast Premiere and later on Broadway. She worked both On and Off-Broadway in many cutting-edge shows like “Spring Awakening”, where she originated the role of Wendla working with Duncan Sheik in its early stages. During this time, her song, “The Lover That You Are” was covered by Pulse and went to #1 on the Billboard Dance charts, also winning an ASCAP award. “Music Takes You”, the follow-up single, also went top ten. Carla wrote the semi-autobiographical musical “Kaleidoscope”, which was selected for the prestigious ASCAP/Disney musical theater workshop in LA directed by Craig Carnelia/Stephen Schwartz.

Devoted to giving back to the community where her own dreams were born, Carla returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh to help found a new performing arts center and school, the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center and Charter School. Inspired to create a new body of work, Carla has recorded her truest and most personal yet. Since the release of Carla’s CD, ‘All This Time’ in June 2012, she has been creating quite the buzz in the indie music scene. ‘All This Time’ has been added to radio playlists at local stations throughout the US and on the internet. Carla was a semi-finalist in the 2013 Unsigned Only Music Competition for her song, ‘Lean into You’ and a semi-finalist in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition for her song ‘Words Are in the Way’. She has been interviewed and reviewed by numerous international entertainment blogs. Carla is performing with national and international acts such as Gino Vannelli, Rusted Root and Seth Glier. Her first music video for her single, ‘Words Are in the Way’ has received national airplay in store outlets and cable stations across the US. Carla is also very active in charity work performing benefit concerts for The American Cancer Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Playing for Being very passionate about helping our youth, she donates to many children’s charities such as Children’s Hospital, St. Jude’s Hospital, Prison Fellowship Ministries, Tunes for Tots Worldwide and half of Carla’s CD sales are donated to Camp Southern Ground. Carla started her own record label, Ivory Note Records, and just signed a distribution deal with BFD/Sony RED. Together, they are re-releasing her CD ‘All This Time’ which includes the single and video to a new version of ‘Lean into You’. Release date is September 26, 2014.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Interview with Theresa Montgomery, Partner and Co-Founder of 24 West – Episode 38

Hosted by: LouLombardi aka Loudini
Episode 38 Title: Interview with Theresa Montgomery, Partner and Co-founder of 24 West

As marketing professionals, we at 24West believe it is essential to optimizing our client’s brand through simultaneously improving the above four stages of fanbase development. At all times we aim to help (1) introduce your project to the new potential fans, (2) expand your existing following, (3) help maintain your existing relationships, and (4) inspire you to continue putting fourth the sort of product that you will be proud of, and the fans will continue to want to spread the word about.

We aim to provide our clients with the largest platform possible to promote what they work so hard to build. Our goal is to create marketing initiatives that serve to amplify the worthwhile message or product of our clients. While 24W individualizes every campaign in order to accommodate different budgets and schedules, our end goal is always the same; a satisfied client with a larger following than they had at the beginning of the campaign.

Interview with Billy Grima – Episode 37

Hosted by: LouLombardi aka Loudini
Title: EPISODE 37 – Interview with Billy Grima
Time: 07/05/2015 01:00 PM EDT
Episode Notes: The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus Hosted by: LouLombardi aka Loudini and Kevin O’Connor
Episode 37 Title: Interview with Billy Grima
Country artist, Billy Grima has taken some time out of his schedule to have a chat with us about various topics, including his background, his newest release, and lots more! Keep reading to find out more about this Caledon Hills based singer/songwriter.

Lou and Kevin Celebrate the 4th of July! – LRRC Episode 36

Hosted by: LouLombardi aka Loudini and Kevin O’Connor
Title: Lou and Kevin Celebrate the 4th of July!
Time: 07/04/2015 02:00 PM EDT
Episode Notes: 20 year anniversary of the first Foo Fighter’s release. Plus birthday shout outs to Huey Lewis, Debbie Harry, Ringo Star and Geraldo Rivera. Plus Lou’s interview with SATE and Lou and Kevin perform LIVE on the air